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BEAUCHAMP, WILLIAM (Guillermo), M.D. July 22, 1931 to May 27, 2006 Dr. William Beauchamp passed into his eternal reward on May 27, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Mousel Beauchamp; sisters Odalie Gonzalez (Zeke), Plantation, FL and Porfiria Colon, Juana Diaz, PR; son, Servando Beauchamp (Gina) and grandchildren, Ben, Emma and Luke, Albuquerque, NM; cousin, Victor Raul Beauchamp, Amherst, NY; local nephews and nieces, Craig Van Dierendonck, Keith, Denise and Ben Van Dierendonck and Mark, Paula and Alex Van Dierendonck; godson, Thad Reed, Jackson, MS; "adopted family", Apo, Ozge, and Kaan Demirtas, Atlanta, GA; his cat, Susie; and devoted friends: Eduardo Anguizola (Terry), Orange, CA, and Tony Wolfe, Karen Anderson, and Mary Bartosh of San Diego who were at his bedside in the hours immediately before his death; and a plethora of other relatives, friends, neighbors and professional colleagues. Dr. Beauchamp was born in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico and is preceded in death by his father, Guillermo Beauchamp, a businessman, his mother, Herminia Tormes, the first woman Judge in PR, and his brother, Servando Beauchamp. Dr. Beauchamp lied about his age, but now the secret is out. He loved fishing, classical and Latin music, dancing, cooking for friends and family (and sending all the leftovers home with the guests), tending roses and all sports. He was a linguist, a mentor, and a history buff as well as a dedicated professional. Dr. Beauchamp graduated from medical school Magna Cum Laude at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City, D.F. He was trained in anesthesiology at the University of Miami Medical School and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. His practice ranged from Chief of Anesthesiology at Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ to, most recently, plastic surgery at various clinics in Tijuana, Mexico. His military service included U.S. Air Force and U.S. Public Health Services. " Dr. B" died of complications due to stroke. He dealt with his decline in health with dignity and grace. He was lovingly cared for by the staffs at Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Rehabilitation Center, Point Loma Convalescent Hospital and VITAS Hospice until his death. Services will be held at Beardsley- Mitchell Funeral Home, 1818 Sunset Cliffs, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2006 followed by interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Sharp HealthCare Foundation, 8695 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123 or New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 15052, New Orleans, LA 70175.Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on June 18, 2006
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